We say it all the time – rescue is simultaneously fulfilling and inspiring as it is disheartening and traumatic. Earlier this year, we shared a rescue story of a few dogs who were being raised on a construction site to be sold for meat as a secondary income, and the efforts made to save them.
It’s been approximately 4 and a half months since we discovered and rescued 15 dogs from a restaurant in Yongin, Korea, who were being raised for slaughter for fresh dog meat stew. They have since been known as our “Yongin rescues”, and while we have been inadvertently slow with updates we have been busy with …Read More about Yongin Dog Meat Rescue Update
Boknal, Korea’s annual dog meat tradition in which dog meat consumption is encouraged during the “hottest days of summer” to boost stamina, immune systems, and prevent or cure other ailments, is now underway in Korea.
On April 17, 2021, Free Korean Dogs (alongside our Korean rescue partners) liberated 15 dogs from a restaurant in Yongin, Korea who was raising them for dog meat soup. They were kept in filthy, rusted cages and fed only scraps of human waste, waiting to be handpicked for slaughter whenever a customer ordered “fresh” dog …Read More about Rosie and Her Spring Posies
As the pandemic hit in 2020, I quarantined with my beloved 14 year old rescue dog Rascal. I knew we were in our last season together, and I put all of my energy into making the most out of our time. He was the best dog I’ve ever known, and my best friend. At the …Read More about Winter brings spring
“The mountain babies” is what we refer to the dogs who are currently living in the remote mountain regions of Korea in a shelter run by a Buddhist nun. Many of them have been living there their whole lives. All of them have something in common – they all escaped terrible fates. How did they …Read More about The Dogs of Weolbong Shelter
In an industrial like building there are rows upon rows of kennels and the sounds of loud barking echoing through. As you walk down each aisle, scurrying little feet follow you along, begging for pets and starving for attention. These are the residents of the Yangpyung Pound – a high kill city shelter.
Training a dog to get settled is not something that happens overnight, because dogs don’t understand human languages or the circumstances of the fate we’ve chosen for them. Settling in takes time and patience. The process isn’t black or white, nor is progress linear. There is no ‘typical’ timeline in which things are expected to …Read More about The Charley Diaries Part 3: Expanding Horizons
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is Charley’s confidence. But the city slowly became a hallmark of pride, inspiration, and awe. That’s where our little Einstein is headed. Charley has been slowly gaining his confidence, and trusting his humans to lead him there. More and more he is choosing what is right, and …Read More about The Charley Diaries Part 2: Getting to Know Each Other
This is Charley. He is not available for adoption at the moment, but is working hard to get there.
On August 7th, 2020 Free Korean Dogs answered a call for help to rescue 6 Dosa dogs who would have either drowned in the recent floods or slaughtered for a celebratory meal during the last day of Boknal. Our rescue was a success, and we’ve taken the last few weeks to address their medical needs …Read More about An Update On Our Dosa Dog Meat Rescues!
Dari was rescued from a fishing dock last spring. She was seen roaming around the area for several weeks searching for food and scavenging for food scraps. She had become known in the area, and it became clear she needed to be rescued before being picked up for euthanasia or sold to a meat seller.